Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: March 16–22
Enjoy live music on the Great Lawn at Bishop Museum, shop vintage collectibles and Hawaiiana and take photos with the Easter Bunny.
Disney Junior Live On Tour: Costume Palooza
Friday, March 17, 6 p.m.; Saturday, March 18 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 19 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Join Mickey, Minnie and all their pals—live onstage for a limited engagement at the Blaisdell Concert Hall from Friday through Sunday. Audiences can dress up and join the party. The all-new show features the first appearance of characters from “Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends” in addition to fan-favorites Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Doc McStuffins and the Puppy Dog Pals.
Part of a national tour geared toward Disney Junior’s most beloved super fans, the show offers an immersive, interactive concert experience that includes singing, dancing, 3D special effects, and acrobatics with cirque-level performances, including incredible trampoline routines.
Family-friendly event, $35 to $55. Tickets are going fast and shows are almost sold out! Get yours NOW at ticketmaster.com
First Day of Spring at Ward Village
Sunday, March 19, 1 to 3 p.m.
Celebrate the first day of spring at the South Shore Market Courtyard. The festive seasonal event will feature a monarch butterfly dome and interactive experience, a floral backdrop for a perfect photo opportunity, iced tea and treats from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and a coloring station for keiki.
Family-friendly event, free, all offerings are complimentary while supplies last, South Shore Market at Ward Village, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd., wardvillage.com, @wardvillage
Farm to Jar Pickling Workshop
Saturday, March 18, 9 to 11 a.m.
Head to Keiki and Plow, a family-run farm in Hawai‘i Kai that’s teamed up with Blake from Diamond Head Pickle Factory to teach basic quick pickling skills. Participants can harvest the vegetables and fill jars with their own tasty pickles. All ages are welcome to join, but the lessons are targeted at grades two and up. Tickets include a tour of the garden, a basket to pick your veggies and the pickling workshop. You’ll have to BYOJ (bring your own jar), but sterilizing instructions will be sent prior to the event.
Family-friendly event, $20, Keiki and Plow, 587 Pakala St., keiki-and-plow.square.site/family-workshops, @keikiandplow
Shop Honolulu Cookie Company x Jana Lam Floral Collection
Beginning March 15
Indulge in a box of aloha with Honolulu Cookie Co.’s new Jana Lam Floral designs. The collection has been re-inspired to celebrate the beloved family-owned and -operated cookie company’s upcoming 25th anniversary. The cookie boxes make great gifts, but be sure to save one for yourself. And because you can never have too many reusable bags, the Jana Lam Canvas Bag is perfect for carrying your goodies around town.
Various locations, Honolulu Cookie Co., honolulucookie.com, @honolulucookie
The Spring Wiki Wiki One-Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show & Sale
Sunday, March 19, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., early entry, 10 a.m.
Scour an array of aloha shirts, mu‘umu‘u, Hawaiian jewelry, art, sports cards, textiles, instruments, toys, midcentury modern decor and so much more at this one-day pop-up shop. The event’s 100-plus tables will be filled with vendors from O‘ahu, the Neighbor Islands and the mainland U.S., all selling vintage items and memorabilia at least 20 years old.
Tickets from $5, Blaisdell Center Hawai‘i Suites and The Galleria, 777 Ward Ave., ukulele.com/wikiwiki.html, @wikiwikionedayvintageshow
Saturday, March 18, 7 p.m.
Check out the immersive and unique performance of “Defining Courage,” with live storytelling, new and historical film footage, orchestral music, a choir and eyewitness interviews that explore the journey of Nisei soldiers (second-generation Japanese Americans) who fought during World War II with the U.S. Army’s 100th Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Military Intelligence Service.
Hawai‘i Theatre, 1130 Bethel St., hawaiitheatre.com, @hawaiitheatre
Photos With the Easter Bunny
Now Through April 8
Now through Saturday, March 18, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (closed from 2 to 3 p.m.); Sunday, March 19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed from 2 to 3 p.m.)
Monday, March 20, to Thursday, April 6, 2 to 7 p.m.; Friday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (closed from 2 to 3 p.m.)
Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (closed from 2 to 3 p.m.)
Bring the keiki for photos with the Easter Bunny at his house in the Macy’s wing across from Bath & Body Works. Skip the line and book an appointment online.
Family-friendly event, packages begin at $35, Ka Makana Ali‘i, 91-5431 Kapolei Parkway, kamakanaalii.com, @kamakanaalii
Family Sunday presented by Bank of Hawai‘i Foundation: Welcome Spring
Sunday, March 19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Celebrate the colorful signs of spring with hands-on art making, musical performances, a community program, and the special Family Sunday film, “Wolfwalkers.” The whole ‘ohana can decorate magnets with floral or natural motifs inspired by the exhibit “Cross Pollination: Flowers Across the Collection,” and consider how artists across time and place have used flowers and nature in art.
Family-friendly event, free for kamaʻāina from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St., honolulumuseum.org, @honolulumuseum
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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With Kōloa Rum
Friday, March 17 (or any day, really!)
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a unique, rum-infused recipe with Kōloa Rum by Kaua‘i mixologist Jennifer Bryant. This easy recipe creates a beautiful bright yellow and neon green hued beverage that is sure to wow.
Pot of Gold Mimosa
½ oz Kōloa Kauaʻi Gold Rum
¼ oz blue Curacao
2 oz orange juice
4-5 oz Champagne
Add orange juice and rum mixture to the glass and let settle. Slowly pour the Champagne to fill the glass. Gently pour the blue Curacao into the glass, letting it slide down the inside edge.
Gimme Gimme Disco
Friday, March 17, 8 p.m.
Get your dancing shoes on and groove at a disco dance party inspired by ABBA, open to people 18 and older. The DJ will also spin songs from other amazing bands and artists including the Bee Gees, Donna Summer and Cher. Don’t forget your disco attire!
$20, increases by $5 the day of the show, The Republik, 1349 Kapi‘olani Blvd. #30, jointherepublik.com, @jointherepublik
Revive the Live Music Festival
Saturday, March 18, 4:30 to 10 p.m.
Find a spot on the Great Lawn at Bishop Museum for one of the best showcases of Hawai‘i’s reggae scene. The event includes street grinds, keiki fun and games, a beer garden and a lineup packed with beloved Island artists past and present. Listen to the sounds of Fiji, Kapena, Peni Dean and more.
Family-friendly event, $30–$100, Great Lawn at Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., hifinest.com/events, @hawaiisfinestclothing
Waikīkī Aquarium’s 119th Birthday Beach Cleanup
Saturday, March 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Waikīkī Aquarium is celebrating its 119th birthday by giving back to the community. Join in to help clean the surrounding beaches and parks!
Family-friendly event, free, registration is required, Waikīkī Aquarium, 2777 Kalākaua Ave., waikikiaquarium.org/interact/calendar/, @WaikikiAquarium
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Vote Now For the 2023 Hale ‘Aina Awards
Now through March 31
Support your favorite restaurants by nominating them for Hawai‘i’s most prestigious dining awards. Not only will you be supporting local, you’ll be entered to win $250 in dining certificates!
Cast your ballot here.